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Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled hoverboard
  • Recalled hoverboard
Name of Product:
Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
Units:
About 25,000
Consumer Contact

Hype Wireless toll-free at 866-449-7186 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hyperoam.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Hype Roam brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Roam brand hoverboards were sold in black, red and blue. Roam is printed on a sticker attached to the undercarriage of the scooter.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled product and contact Hype Wireless to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-compliant replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hype Wireless has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating and smoking. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Sold At:
Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide and online from November 2015 through January 2016 for about $500.
Manufacturer(s):
Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J.
Importer(s):

Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-217
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